The Weardale Museum


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Isaac Holden: Methodist Benefactor and Travelling Tea Seller

After attending a Methodist revival in 1832 Isaac turned to charitable works and made his living as a travelling tea salesman. While Isaac had no connection with High House Chapel his story shows how Methodism touched the lives of ordinary people in the North Pennines.


Check out Isaac's Tea Trail Story


Elizabeth Judges, Deputy Head at Wearhead Primary School, has used Isaac Holden’s story to engage and enthuse her pupils with curriculum links for 5 to 9 year olds.


View the PDF File below.

Isaac Holden Methodist Benefactor and Itinerant Tea Seller